Posts tagged "japan"

Brilliant Tokyo-Based Company Sends Cute Guys To Cuddle You

Have you ever found yourself awake at night wishing a verified cutie would cuddle you to sleep and listen to all your problems?

Bronwyn Isaac | November 26, 2015 - 11:00 am

Turns Out, New Yorkers Don’t Love Commuting On Subways Decorated With Nazi Insignias

Earlier this week, commuters on the Shuttle train between Times Square and Grand Central in Manhattan were stunned to discover subway cars plastered with symbols from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 24, 2015 - 2:45 pm

‘My Little Pony’ Themed Restaurant Opens In Japan

If you needed a reason to movie to Japan, here is one among so many others. A new cafe has opened up that is 100% My Little Pony themed but…

Katrin Higher | October 17, 2015 - 11:00 am

Greece And Japan See Strides For Women

Today in international good news for women: Greece has sworn in its first female prime minister, and Japan is requiring businesses to set goals to hire more female executives.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 27, 2015 - 10:00 am

Watch: Japan’s Incredible Variety of Kit Kat Flavors

Warning: If you are PMSing, do not watch this unless you are ready to impulsively buy a plane ticket to Tokyo like I almost did for the sole purpose of…

Katrin Higher | August 23, 2015 - 3:30 pm

A Japanese Cat Stationmaster Becomes A Goddess During Her Funeral

All hail our cat goddess!
Japanese cat idol, Tama, was a stationmaster cat (natch) who attracted tourists and became world-famous, contributing to the rejuvenation of the struggling railway company Wakayama…

Katrin Higher | June 28, 2015 - 1:00 pm

This Cat Island Is Maybe What Nightmares Are Made Of

Cats on cats on cats. …

Megan Reynolds | March 3, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Japan Builds Robot Bears To Care For The Elderly

File this under “things the elderly get that I want now in my 30s.” The “Robear” designed by Japanese robotics company RIKEN is primarily designed to lift elderly patients out…

Katrin Higher | March 1, 2015 - 11:00 am

Watch The Clouds Move Above Tokyo In This Awesome Timelapse Video

This gorgeous timelapse video of the clouds over Tokyo will make you want to drop everything and hop on a flight to Japan. Filmmaker Darwinfish105 put the short together over the…

Claire Hannum | September 30, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Everything You Need To Know About Growing Your Breasts By Rubbing Them With Raw Vegetables

When I was a girl, if you wanted to grow bigger breasts you either did those exercises Judy Blume wrote about in Are You There, God? It’s Me,

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Nerd Girl Porn: 8 Sexy “Sausage Bread Boys” To Sink Your Teeth Into

From Bagelheads to period blood chocolate, Japan really knows how to start a trend. The latest Japanese trend you can really sink your teeth into is the rise of the…

The Frisky | April 3, 2014 - 10:00 am

Cat Heaven Island Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

In Japan, there is an island of fairytale dreams called Tashirojama, better known as Cat Heaven Island. In this magical land, cats outnumber humans. Tashirojama has about 100 human residents,…

Claire Hannum | November 25, 2013 - 7:00 pm

There’s A Japanese Game Show Called “Orgasm Wars” About Competitive Blowjobs (NSFW)

Leave it to Japan to think up a game show combining blowjobs, porn stars and a timed clock. On  “Orgasm Wars,” a gay male porn stars tries to give a…

Jessica Wakeman | November 13, 2013 - 12:21 pm

Unbelievably Cool: Listen To This Song Made Entirely By Water

Hey there, sonic nerds: this mini-symphony is made entirely from the sounds of water in Kumamoto, Japan. The area is known for it’s high quality water, so Sony took it…

Claire Hannum | November 2, 2013 - 3:00 pm

I Don’t Really Understand The Appeal Of Japan’s New Owl Cafes

Is it just me, or does the concept of an owl cafe not quite possess the same appeal as their predecessor, cat cafes? A bird of prey is not exactly…

Rachel Krause | October 30, 2013 - 4:00 pm

5 Things To Know About Why The Japanese (Supposedly) Aren’t Having Sex

According to UK’s Guardian, Japan’s young people aren’t having a whole lot of sex. In fact, a study found that 45 percent of women 16  to 25 “were not interested…

Claire Hannum | October 21, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Today In Creepy: Do You Like The Look Of Hello Kitty Contact Lenses?

It’s not so unusual to have a stockpile of Hello Kitty-themed waffle irons, toasters, tattoos, and toe socks, but apparently some fans want to take it a step further. These…

Claire Hannum | September 20, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Bras Are Dispensed Out Of Vending Machines Now

Many items come out of vending machines that are essential to my everyday life, like tampons and peanut M&Ms. If a new vending machine out of Japan takes hold, we’ll…

Jessica Wakeman | August 18, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Spa Is Charging $180 For The Bird Poop Facial

Though rare in the United States, using bird feces for facial treatments is a well-known and common in Japan. And if you’re just dying to have bird poop smeared on…

Mary Odell | August 5, 2013 - 9:40 am

Nipple Crayons, Nose Straighteners & More: 11 Amazing & Terrifying Beauty Products From Japan

Japanese beauty products are wild, man. They are at once super futuristic but also hopelessly outdated. Like if Betty Draper met “Tron” or something — you’d be wearing a crazy…

Julie Gerstein | June 18, 2013 - 3:30 pm
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